YALI Advisor Isaac Mwanza
YALI Advisor Isaac Mwanza

By Isaac Mwanza

Good morning Pilato.

I have read your entire article reflecting on George Compound and I agree that something is wrong somewhere. What is wrong is your narrative that has a bias and meant to satisfy the political egos of your present-day colleagues. Let me tell you about George Compound because, even if I was born in Kasenengwa Constituency, my parents once lived in George Compound, at a place called Chazingwa where George Bush has now put up an orphanage. We stayed at that place with my Zulu kinsmen, migrated, lived and built a place called Mukulukumba near Matero Girls, and finally settled South in Chunga. I am addicted to this place, I have lived a few miles from George Compound all my life and have seen development taking place since the Kaunda days.

Before one can talk of these shanty compounds or what successive governments are doing, one must understand their historical conception.

George Compound, like many of these compounds, are a product of the thinking of our colonial master, Britain, dating back to the 1928s. We must count ourselves luckier to have China and Japan today. With Chinese and Japanese monies, African governments are fighting to change the mess left unto us by our colonial master. Our colonial master created native Reserve Lands, where George Compound today falls in, and Crown Lands (now called State Land).

The effect of creating reserves was that land not so reserved and outside reserves became Crown land. The indigenous people were not to enjoy customary land rights over Crown rights. The natives were removed from crown lands and consigned to Native Reserves which became overcrowded. Large areas of the reserves proved to be uninhabitable owing to the absence of water supplies or the presence of tsetse fly.

Fast forward to date. Since the end of colonial rule, I can’t point at anything tangible which our colonial master Britain has done to these squatter compounds which they created for our people.

Government’s resolve to bring clean water to George Compound was done with the help of the Japanese through the Kajima water project which is located in the heart of George Compound. The resolve to create better roads in George compound has been done with the help of the Chinese money.

Between the MMD administration of Rupiah Banda and the PF administration, George Compound has received a road facelift that include the Dual Commonwealth Road leading to George Compound. The L400 and L104 road works in Lusaka under the PF government have changed the way the people of George move from their houses when they drive to bury dead loved ones at Chunga or Chingwere Cemetery, a process that was a nightmare before the PF brought the L400.

We have schools constructed with Japanese money, and if George Compound had enough space, we would have seen more schools constructed with Chinese money but show me where a new school will be built in those reserves created by the colonial master.

Yes, George Compound has no better sanitary conditions and that is reason why when Government borrows money from China to run new sewer lines, the people of George Compound won’t care how much we borrow but will care about having the sewer lines.

Pilato, your narrative is wrong that Government has borrowed US$ 30 million from China to renovate Mulungushi. Totally wrong. The US$30 million is a grant by the Chinese for rehabilitation of Mulungushi just as the Americans have a $300 million grant to do, what is famously known as a Bombay drainage and water reticulation – not just for squatter compounds like George compound but also where the apamwambas live.

George has produced fine young men and women in this country. Ariel Phiri where are you? I have gone with some of these men and women to same schools, shared the same classroom with them and same desk. These cannot be said to be second class citizens. They say in poverty, people work very hard to lift themselves and their families up. Of course, government must borrow the money from China and invest in building more infrastructure projects so the boy or girl from George Compound can have limitless hopes and opportunities to live a better life.

If we can’t borrow when we don’t have enough, then we must be telling the people of George compound that they need to wait longer than they have waited since colonial times till time when money will be found. No, Pilato, my people are no longer patient. They want their government to work. China is not just a developmental partner to Zambia and Africa, in words like many others are. China is a developmental partner in deeds.

Government though must do more for compounds like George Compound. The people of George Compound want to see development, they will not mind if China lend us more money out of the US$60 billion to change what our colonial masters failed to do for the Reserves they created.

Finally, Pilato your brain has very wrong statistics when you claim George Compound has 400,000 inhabitants. Lusaka District itself has 1.2 million people. The 1.2 million are spread in 7 Constituencies and 33 Wards. George Compound lies in one Lima Ward of the 33 Wards.

So Yes, Pilato, something is wrong somewhere. What is wrong is that you can’t see the efforts of our governments to use borrowed money to change the lives of the people of George Compound – to try and undo the mess of 53 years of white domination. You are afraid to tell the people of George Compound how they found themselves in that mess which Government – from UNIP, MMD and now PF are trying to correct.

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82 COMMENTS

  1. For every million they borrow, they misuse 1/3, steal half and account for half of the rest. Yet you want to pull an argument out of thin reasoning to justify that. This West was wrong, East is wrong argument has been common knowledge since before the Cold War. Folk are imploring your government to be transparent in their dealings, accountable in their spending; this to reduce irresponsible borrowing. Yet you respond with this? It’s like your child awoke complaining of hunger, your wife brought up the fact that your drinking is both taking away from resources meant to feed your kids while impairing your decision making abilities, and your counter argument was “drinking is safer than cocaine use”. Terribly misplaced. Do better!

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    • Pilato has reached unexplained limits with his hatred for the Lungu administration. He now concocts figures, he less understands how George was created. Am glad someone put him in his place, in a very mature manner and without mudslinging

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    • I like it when patriotic citizens rise up to the occasion and challenge nonsensical lies. Great Isaac. Deceptions coming from this bunch of people Pilato and CSO team will need bushing. And please ZRA and NAPSA – Please audit these CSOs – their employees contributions are not being remitted and neither is PAYEE being paid.

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    • Isaac is being very simplistic, I think most people are not against borrowing. It is the corruption associated with it. Roads that should cost $300 000/km are being constructed for $ 1 million. Mean for the same amount, George compound would have 3 times as many tarred road if the change did not go to the shameless PF crooks. That is the problem, and people like Isaac Mwanza and Andrew Ntwewewe feed off the crumbs

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    • YALI is officially a mouth piece of the PF …stop telling people otherwise. Ntewewe was on HOT FM claiming the opening of parliament speech by ECL was inspiring and driven …. Really ???

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    • Just look at this guys past am sure I have hear him applying for a seat on PF ticket…here he is boosting about borrowed money which hasnt even been paid back.
      What Pilato is talking about is priorities…you can not be procuring new Toyota Jeeps for GRZ officials when you have not paid Zampost workers for two months…even the biggest sewer and sanitation project in Lusaka is funded by USA…a govt of sensible people would have matched that elsewhere in the country.

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  2. Isaac Mwanza applied to stand on the PF ticket in Kasenengwa constituency ahead of the 2016 general elections. Need l say more?

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    • He should have applied on the UPND ticket? I hope he continues to apply on PF, he is an asset to this country. He can only apply on UPND if he wanted to stand in Southern.

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    • Yes guy exercised constitutional right. Activists also belong to parties. Mucheleka was CSPR and he is DSG for UPND; Chipenzi equally applied in Siavonga on UPND and was rejected by the people.

      Isaac has just spoken his mind off this matter and I agree with him.

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    • He is actually a member of the PF legal committee of the Central Committee. Fine young brain in wrong party.

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    • It is his constitutional right to either stand or not. I think what is important is the substance of his writing. Pilato’s reasoning is marred with impotency and factual incorrectness.

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  3. Yeah China, Japan and America are Zambia’s good developmental partners. China built our TAZARA which the Brits refused, and we have paid back the money spent on it. We truly ought to borrow to rebuild George Compound, provide better sanitation. Improve on provision of clean water. George Compound has no space to build clinics, police etc. So if we need to help them, let’s use the funds to provide sewer lines

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  4. You Zambians like monde no wonder we are the laughing stock of everyone. So you guys see nothing wrong with the debts Lungu accruing with no sign of an end.Malaysia returned those Chinese loans stating that they do not want to bankrupt the country why can’t our govt do the same. Thank God for smart people like Pilato who are free thinkers and not just followers like the poor bottom feeders in these shanties politicians like him take advantage of. Voting based on a song has now led us to this where the so called leaders can’t take critism. These guys are all destined for jail because of their gross misappropriation of the country’s resources

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    • Pilato speaks a populist agenda among elites. Come an election tommorow, the people of George compound will vote for Edgar Lungu, again and again. In fact, Edgar must borrow more from China and invest it in George, Mandevu, Kalikiliki and Mutendere. UPND will never win Lusaka. So just keep your frustration. Citizens have a right to expression and decide for themselves

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    • 5.1 – Good argument which has a paradox to it. When the infrastructural playing field is leveled everyone will now be paying attention to the same supermarket shelves. History is replete with a “satisfied low class” that realizes that they are actually still badly off – and they revolt. The idea is to cater for the lowest in society with what we call equity – not equality. Otherwise your argument is cool…

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  5. I love intellectual debate between Mwanza and Pilato. Both speak sense but Mwanza delivers a very good and strong point. Pilato has never visited George Compound, he knows nothing about plight of Georgians. He uses George compound to suit his political narrative, he least forgets key issues why George is where it is today. He had just been schooled with facts most of us woukd never want to say. No amount of slander can undo those facts

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  6. There might be some truth in what Pilato said and what this guy is saying, but this is obviously a cadre to cadre conversation. None of these guys is neutral.

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    • Despite the inaccuracies, the gist in Pilato’s write up can be summed up in the question; what is it better, to borrow/get a grant of $30m and renovate Mulungushi conference centre or improve sanitary infrastructure in George compound? Isaac has not answered that question .

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  7. Very objective comment. All Zambians have an inclination unless one is not a voter. But i love mature response to Pilato. No hate undertones that we could hear if it were PF who responded.

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  8. Very objective response to Pilato devoid of insults we see from cadres. Pilato and the UPND agenda worries me lots though. But no matter how much he decampaigns ECL, it appears ECL is going to secure his second term in 2021. Someone will cry

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  9. Our so called activists are a Disgrace just in it for the money and to speak for there Pay masters.Pilato is sponsored by UPND but my advice to him is that let him carry on with useless music which makes no sense.Pilato learn from BoBi wine from uganda,the guy has a following because the young youth believe in him and he speaks for them and he is not sponsored but he is from the ghetto and he speaks there pain .

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  10. The difference between UPND and PF is the choice of activists they use. Pilator is a great composer of music and delivers message and Mwanza is a greater thinker of our time. He thinks before writing. Ultimately we know Pilato and Mwanza are both cadres just lile Laura and Chipenzi are UPND cadres

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    • “..Fast forward to date. Since the end of colonial rule, I can’t point at anything tangible which our colonial master Britain has done to these squatter compounds which they created for our people…”

      If you call someone who expects things to be done for us after 53 years as a great thinker , I feel sorry for you and mwanza…

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  11. “… Fast forward to date. Since the end of colonial rule, I can’t point at anything tangible which our colonial master Britain has done to these squatter compounds which they created for our people.

    Government’s resolve to bring clean water to George Compound was done with the help of the Japanese….”

    Common brother, is that all you can think of ? Are you still a slave ?
    I have lost any little respect for you mwanza…..after 54 years of independence you still expect thugs to be done for you ? Shame shame shame…
    Go home in shame to your Children and tell them them we are still waiting for things to be done for us…

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    • Typical of you UPND guys. You can’t see the good in your government and your country. Who wants Britain or China to do anything. He has driven a strong punch and no one expects China to develop Zambia for us, not even Britain. But we shall borrow the money from China to develop George Compound and those squatters the whites created and abandoned.

      ECL #Chikubaba2026

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    • # 14.1 KALUMBA

      “… Fast forward to date. Since the end of colonial rule, I can’t point at anything tangible which our colonial master Britain has done to these squatter compounds which they created for our people.

      Government’s resolve to bring clean water to George Compound was done with the help of the Japanese….”

      What does the above say ?

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    • That’s why he is always praising UK. What he forgets is that those whites sacrificed alot as individuals. Some had to leave their mother land in pursuing of better prospects. As I speak now a lot of whites have acquired large potions of land right deep in lamba land living in tents. Meanwhile Zambians don’t want to shift to Lufwanyama in spite of the good accommodation being offered. They prefer commuting from Kitwe.

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  12. am also addicted to reading what u write. I always look forward to you bringing these serious debates here. cadres are fighting, others will name call u but we the voters from George know u speaking truth. Eddie must hear this. long life Mr. Mwanza

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  13. What a hopless piece of writting. Or shall I say thinking ??
    What kind of a mindset is this, expecting things to be done for you ?

    That is all article is full of …” the British did not” ….” the Japanese done for us ” the bla bla will give us ..”

    Like when CK was minister and would beg every time he saw a white man on camera , thinking he was being clever….we attacked him for that….

    Have you no shame and pride ?

    You are embarrassing….

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    • Typical of you UPND guys. You can’t see the good in your government and your country. Who wants Britain or China to do anything. He has driven a strong punch and no one expects China to develop Zambia for us, not even Britain. But we shall borrow the money from China to develop George Compound and those squatters the whites created and abandoned.

      ECL #Chikubaba2026

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    • # 16.1 KALUMBA

      “… Fast forward to date. Since the end of colonial rule, I can’t point at anything tangible which our colonial master Britain has done to these squatter compounds which they created for our people.

      Government’s resolve to bring clean water to George Compound was done with the help of the Japanese….”

      Can you tell us what you are trying to say ?

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  14. The unreasonableness of UPND and fact that they will tribe to think instead of brains is what is making UPND unpopular each day. Wynter was right in his assessment of UPND. Kambwili new found love for UPND is not coz they believe in same ides which are tribally driven but he wants to get few numbers for his party. Weaken UPND as did Sata and create better chance for NDC.

    UPND and its civil society partners will never see any good in this govt; but Zambians will still vote ECL in 2021.

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  15. BORRPWING IS NOT THE PROBLEM, ACCOUNTABILITY IS THE PROBLEM AND IT IS WHAT HAS MESSED UP THIS LEADERSHIP, THAT IS WHY THEY CAN NOT EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH THEY HAVE BORROWED BEACAUSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO THE MATHERMATICS AGAINST WHAT HAS COME OUT OF THAT MONEY.
    CHINA IS ALSO A USELESS LENDER BECAUSE YOU NEED THE PEOPLE YOU ARE GIVING MONEY TO USE IT RESPONSIBLY BUT IF YOU DON’T CARE HOW THAT MONEY WILL FINALLY BE USED AND HOW IT WILL BE ACCOUNTED FOR THEN YOUR BRAINS ARE NOT IN YOUR HEAD.

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  16. Pilato is a good man but trying to find relevance by discrediting the President of Zambia, instigated by HH. He can’t claim to speak for the people of George compound as if he knows us. Who told him we drink dirty water? Doesn’t he know that Cholera broke out in New Kasama first in 2017 this year? Yes England is reason for mess we have, now they are messing themselves with Brexit. Anyway good lecture for Pilato.

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  17. One of the reasons we’re still dependent on aid is because of our lack of participation and inability to distinguish sense from nonsense. We love scandal and to scandalize. Stories that have beneficial substance on LT attracts very little or no postings. But when a story accusing Lungu of this or that appears there will be tens of contributions with some jostling to be first blogger.

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    • @Ndanje, comment on point. However, Isaac’s statement “to try and undo the mess of 53 years of white domination.” I thought the Whites left 54 years ago?!? So even the present government was being controlled by the whites until a year ago?!? Truth in the little details, maybe….?

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    • @Ndwii, the whites dominated our lands for 53 years till independence. simple calculation will tell u when the whites came in and took over before 1964

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    • Yeah blame the whiteman just like the American Indians, Australian aborigines and the new Zealand Maori blame them. We can’t become our own masters until we stop squabbling amongst ourselves.

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    • Ndanje Khakis! You are on point! It is difficult to have a civilized discussion with full time bloggers who can’t try and look at things from a different stand point other than theirs which is blurred because of hatred.
      Instead of contradicting whatever Isaac has written, someone just brought up the fact that he is PF rather than the substance of his write up which I find to be very sober and factual! More like enlightening about George compound.
      The issue of corruption is real but it won’t be wished away by rantings from activists or their cooperating partners. Strengthening Institutions to fight corruption is what these well meaning partners need to focus on rather than subsidizing lifestyles of the people presiding over these NGOs .

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    • @Choongo, thank you for pointing out the simple calculation. Question: – why is it taking 54 years and more to correct 53 years of white dominance? Ni ndwiii or what?

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  18. Yes, George Compound has no better sanitary conditions and that is reason why when Government borrows money from China to run new sewer lines, the people of George Compound won’t care how much we borrow but will care about having the sewer lines. Sure. You don’t care. What a statement from the so called YALI fimofimo. This one is really a cadre. So we don’t care we will be just borrowing.

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  19. PF is on right track with ensuring the common man in George gets the development they need. yes, we must borrow of we can’t raise our own money. IMF was ready to lend us money and no one had a problem but because its China lending us money, some goons have problems. debt is debt. I agree with Isaac. people of George won’t mind how much we borrow so long they see progress. the anti Chinese sentiments are a creation of the West.

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  20. Spot on Isaac. HH keeps his money abroad. How much has that boy invested in people of George Compound or even in his home village? Zambia, like any other country must borrow and we shall borrow from China because that is our choice. Who built the TAZARA for us which Pilatos father was using on his way to CB? Have we not paid back the money? Pilato and his colleagues won’t stop the people of George from having a fair share of development.

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  21. We know very well that the propaganda is generated by UPND. This Pilato who cannot feed himself and family is a dummy used by his master to represent them. Once a “refugee” and now back to seek another chance to go outside and be fed by his master, the UPND. Your master is busy tanishing the image of Zambia for the benefit of one HH.

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  22. You pontio pilato,stop abusing marijuana because it is making you blind and failing to think. Edgar Lungu is not the creator of George compound or indeed any shanty compound for that matter. He is just trying to correct what you drug dealers/consumers have appreciated as being normal all along. The people you are purportedly supporting are simply blinded by greed for power but will never see that power if they don’t change the way they practice their politics because even with borrowed money, people are able to see what their govt is doing. No one is borrowing for consumption like you are insinuating in your myopic camp but we are borrowing to invest.

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  23. Reading comments here, am more convinced than ever before that very few Zambians except UPND see anything wrong with borrowing money to invest in infrastructure. in fact, people in George compound would want to see development than this nonsensical talk of China money. Lungu will win next elections no wonder it has sent the Africa Confidential in panic mode. they want to find a way of bringing discontent. Pilato isn’t an issue here but Hichilema and his friends at AC

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  24. PF perpetuates begging at all levels.
    You expect everything to be done for you.
    Even digging pit latrines you expect foreigners to do for you. And this is becoming the level of thinking you are teaching your Children….

    Mwanza should have tried to put things into the hands of the residents of George by looking at community based participation …..If he is from that area as he claims he should have found time to to and look into community involment in those sewer lines , not teaching people that the whites did not leave anything, so now bla bla will do it for us… ?

    Mr Mwanza, if you are aspiring to be a politician as someone above pointed out, can you pleas direct your contributions to a ” we can do it attitude ” or as a writer on LT can we move away from this begging,…

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  25. The opposition is scared to face 2021 so they will use people like Pilato and Laura to bring discontent. UPND media – the News Diggers – are also doing what they used to do best as Post. But it’s failing. Of elections were held today, Lungu would still win elections. Watch the 2021. Lungu must just borrow and deliver to the people of George.

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  26. Comment: well said mwanza….people of Zambia let’s appreciate our leaders for what they have done to our beloved… and to the opposition leaders don’t insults your fellow leaders just because you want the number of voters or to be come on top…..

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  27. Good article, but what you fail to state a few things;
    1. Just because the people of George compound don’t care how much we borrow doesn’t mean we can continue borrowing until we can’t pay any more.
    2. Yes, former colonial masters have not done much to develop these compounds but it was never their responsibility to do so. They have helped Zambia through budget support and donations but our leaders have wasted the money
    3. To put itinto perspective, a project costs $40, Zambia is borrowing $100 so that AVIC takes the $100, then give PF the $60 which it then uses for campaigns

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    • The author is also happy to pay $30million giving a conference centre a facelift something thst is used twice a year..no logic at all simply writing to catch Sunday Chanda’s attention.

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  28. THAT’S HOW CLEVER THE PF ARE. UPND, PILATO AND LAURA WILL BE BUSY TALKING POLITICS ON NATIONAL LEVEL,ARGUING ABOUT CHINA DEBT BUT THE PF ARE BUSY MOBILIZING THE GRASSROOTS IN GEORGE AND MANDEVU. WHEN THEY LOSE. ATI YO THE ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED. ISAAC HAS PUT PILATO WHERE HE BELONGS: A PLACE LACKING OF KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT.

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  29. Kwena Isaac ulalanda. Tautina umusungu aini? Just be careful with these colonial masters, they will come after u big time. Yaba bene ba UPND, bomfwikafye pa mulabasa but tapali pa grassroots. UPND are decampaigning themselves with anto China agenda because ba China baletuyafwa..

    Ni choncho

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  30. Thank you LT – You have a balanced coverage of issues affecting our country. While Diggers and ZWD are competing for attention of the opposition supporter by covering anti Govt agenda items and comments, you cover everything and everyone. Diggers News was NY favourite but realised they pretended attacking UPND but are just a mouthpiece of the UPND. Everyone who speaks against Govt is welcome but anyone who supports govt is an labelled PF sympathiser by Diggers News. They have not outgrown the hate they have.

    Pilato, Laura, Hakainde are Darlings of Diggers. Sadly, this is kind of biased media our country has

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  31. In as much as you paint bias on the part f Pilato you are also biased because you are clearly PF and thats what you and Mr Ntewewe have been doing all this while .Yours is not a CSO but a mouth piece for the PF .Every regime has these so called CSO who are just surviving by handouts from the ruling eilte .All you have pointed out is there to be seen but you have failed to be objective .Where can a school be built ?As a governance advisor you of all people should know that the Government can even relocate people to build a school.If they are relocating people to build a road why cant they do it with schools and hospitals ?You have not denied the poverty and health risks in Gorge compound and while you used to live there in Prehistoric times some of us lived there as recently as months ago…

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  32. What you ve said is true. Today’s civil society and media are all biased. You hear Mwanza speak, he is biased in favour of PF just like Pilato, Laura and company are all biased in favour of UPND. Unfortunately all of them are opinion makers and I bet my money, Isaac is doing what Dora and her colleagues should have been doing. He has brought in the balance. same applies to Media. Read Daily Nation, you will know they are PF and read Diggers, you will know they are UPND. What matters most though is the voter in George Compound who really needs development.

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  33. “The white man (and the Chinese) is very clever. … He has a put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart…. How do you think we can fight when our own brothers have turned against us? The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has a put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”

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  34. Well I have read both articles, each writer had some points.Pilato was just trying to express the level of poverty people are exposed to in George compound.I once stayed in Matero and used to frequent George compound in 1996,it was no things.May be this time are things.So no malice was meant by one Pilato.Any way,you guys have eaten, me I am having ten months of not being paid.Bench mark for the government….poverty

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  35. “The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”

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  36. Mwanza is looking for a job with PF….. I stayed in George….. 53 years of Zambia Government you still blame a colonial master…. Mwana Mwanza, you are a hired gun of PF. Mwana your name telsl a story ….. Nchito za vuta and you need bread for your family…. are you going to blame the colonialist for chawama, chibolya and John Lang….. even Mutendere or kalikiliki and kalingalinga….Come on…..
    Bane this dependence syndrome is pathetic and worse for our country…… How did china start to be where they are now?…… let us start to be self reliant now. President goes to borrow…… ALAH…… let him take me to china for my sweet potatoes business

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  37. Isaac, few questions for you. I have known as a very pragmatic person.
    1. Was Britain meant to develop Zambia or George Compound or we were to do that ourselves? Remember, we were under their colony not free. We got the freedom what did we do with it?
    2. The issue is you can’t borrow to consume, you borrow to create value so that you don’t keep borrowing. What value economically has the Chinese money brought to the country? The same Chinese money has been used else were for economical projects that brought value because the people in-charge were very unselfish in their approach.
    3. The motives of most Zambians given the responsibility to negotiate on behalf of the masses has been very fraudulent and self-centered. Look at what happened during the negotiations when the mines were…

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  38. The way you are fighter for borrowed money and who is better at providing for you between the whites and the Chinese reminds me of a story I heard of in an African village where foreign prospectors came and started mining….the village head men of sorroundings areas started fighting for guard and other minual jobs while their wealth was being stripped… away…Very sad….

    Even right at the top from lungu you have people boasting about the whites and Chinese fighting among them selves to “help” them….

    This is a sad decade to be Zambian and African…

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  39. It is a fallacy to think activists like Pilato, Mwanza, Chipenze, Laura and group all speak for Zambians people. When they speak about Zambians, they mean themselves, donors and their families. No one has the ability in Zambia to speak for the masses except an elected government. As Chinua Achebe once wrote: “The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” The modern knife both the White man and Chinese has put among our activists is the money, and not religion. Civil society has fallen apart

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  40. I am a product of George compound lecturing at Oxford University. is Pilato wamumayadi. Please live George Compound alone. Tell them bwana greed is good.

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    Unbelievable! No wonder we are the bottom of human civilization if this guy is what we call the best brains the country has to offer. This guy is unashamedly spruiking Japanese and Chinese money to develop ahis country and you call him intelligent. 54 years after the British left and you still can’t have sanitation in a capital city and you still want to blame the ‘colonial masters’. What kind of rubbish is this? All that ghetto-like squatting and overcrowding you want to blame it on the Brits? And you are there being proud of borrowing and freebies. What about new shanties like Ng’ombe compounds which also don’t have sanitation?
    All the money you have had in the 54 years from donors, borrowing, loans, grants, minerals, etc. what have you done with it? You mean the Brits keep…

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      All the money you have had in the 54 years from donors, borrowing, loans, grants, minerals, etc. what have you done with it? You mean the Brits keep stealing it? Mate don’t just defend for the sake of it… Zambia govts have been reckless in their borrowing and they have misappropriated all the money with misplaced priorities so much that in 2018 your people still don’t have access to clean water… you should be mad at them and not defending them.

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  42. I have read the article and all the comments. Why are you playing akabwambe ? Both UPND and PF sympathizers no one is bring up solutions to the countries situation. Maybe the PF we can say they are trying to come up with the solution by borrowing money so that they do one or two things for the country but UPND and those criticizing PF’s borrowing give them the solution and shoe them where they can get money for development. Corruption has lost it strength people have stopped taking it seriously because now every development in the country takes place one will stand there is corruption in this dealing. Lets be objective.
    Tell the PF Government where they can get the money from now not just singing a song borrowing borrowing borrowing.
    The major source of revenue we had was mines…

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  43. This Isaac guy seems to be one who carries half of his mind every time there’s a serious matter. How *****ic could he be to support the wrongs that happen in George compound? Grow up Isaac its not too late mind you, you are still young to be thinking like an old fashioned fool without brains.

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